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Cyberknife Robotic SBRT Clinical and Cost Comparison

Technology

Daily

Treatments

Consecutive

Days

Cyberknife VSI

Robotic SBRT

1

5 days

IMRT

IGRT, EBRT

1

43 days

Proton

Therapy

1

35 days

Clinical Data Supports Robotic SBRT for Prostate Cancer

The chart below illustrates the Biochemical Disease Free Survival (BDFS) and late-stage Grade 3 Toxicities for Robotic SBRT (Cyberknife VSI) are better than conventional radiation therapies (IMRT and Proton).

(See clinical references Appendix A below)

Robotic SBRT is Less Expensive than IMRT and Proton

The chart below shows that Medicare payments for IMRT and Proton Therapy are approximately 60% and 190% more expensive than Robotic SBRT (Cyberknife VSI).

Tx = Treatments

Calculations are nationally adjusted 2012 rates from the Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). These allowables include both the technical and professional rates. The out-of-pocket beneficiary costs are based on the standard 20% Medicare Co-Insurance requirement.

In addition for Employers and Patients, 5 Treatments vs. 43 on IMRT and 35 on Proton, results in significantly less interruption of work and productivity. These are not insignificant issues for Employers and WellPoint Members, especially when the loss of wages may be added to the patient's costs of travel and potential lodging and the co-insurance total cost of treatment.

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